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DisneySet your alarm: Beyoncé‘s highly anticipated visual album, Black Is King, is on its way tonight on Disney+. Queen Bey delivered a special message to fans Thursday on ABC’s Good Morning America about the film she wrote, directed and executive-produced, inspired by the 2019 Disney film The Lion King: The Gift. “I worked with a diverse group of very gifted directors and […]

Kelvin Sterling Scott/iStockBy KIARA BRANTLEY-JONES, ABC News (NEW YORK) — Six historically Black colleges and universities received eight-figure donations all thanks to philanthropist Mackenzie Scott. Scott, the ex-wife of Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, granted millions of dollars to several HBCUs. Howard University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Hampton University, Morehouse College, Spelman College and Tuskegee University are […]

DisneyBeyoncé‘s visual album Black is King has arrived, featuring a music video for “Already” featuring Major Lazer and dancehall artist Shatta Wale.  The video is an ode to African tradition, fashion, and culture, as Beyoncé performs alongside an army of dancers, wearing dancers, wearing painted body art and unique braided hairstyles.  In the captivating video, Beyoncé is seen in various locations across the […]

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Courtesy of NetflixNetflix is continuing to bring important Black narratives to the forefront. On Wednesday, the streamer announced it had acquired the rights to seven classic Black sitcoms that will launch beginning next month. “Time to pop bottles,” Netflix tweeted, before adding the official list of shows and launch dates.  The additions include Moesha, premiering on August […]

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iStock/z1bBY: CHRISTINA CARREGA (HILLSBOROUGH, Fla.) — A former Florida theme park security guard has been arrested for allegedly acting like a “vigilante” when he “racially profiled” and falsely detained a Black teen who was on his way to basketball practice, prosecutors said. The 18-year-old was riding his bicycle during the early morning hours of June […]

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Milan Zrnic  Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has been tapped to executive-produce a documentary to celebrate six iconic Black female entertainers for PBS.   The documentary, titled American Masters: How It Feels to Be Free, will tell the legendary stories of some of entertainment’s leading ladies, including actresses and entertainers Cicely Tyson, Pam Grier, Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, and Nina Simone.  The doc will feature interviews and archival performances with […]


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